Academic Skills


Workshopsare one-off, small-group settings where students sharpen their academic skills and try out new study strategies with the help of a CLAS tutor. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic, whether it be tactics and strategies or general mindset. Check the workshop schedule and sign up via MyCLAS using the "Sign Up & Enroll" button at the top of this page.


For Fall 2021, all workshops will be hosted in person in the Student Resource Building. We also have pre-recorded workshops available online on Shoreline on the Campus Learning Assistance Services page.


Consultations are individual appointments with an academic skills specialist. Consultations can focus on specific issues like making a study plan but can also address more general topics, such as how to be successful at UCSB. Check the skills appointments and sign up via MyCLAS using the "Sign Up & Enroll" button at the top of this page. 


For Fall 2021, appointments are available both in person and online. Students who sign up for remote appointments will receive a link to their Zoom consultation in an email after signing up. 


GRE Preparation workshops for each part of the exam will be made available soon on the Campus Learning Assistance Service Shoreline! You can also set up an individual skills appointment with Jay Stemmle (for Verbal Reasoning) or Emma Cristofani (for Analytical Writing or Quantitative Reasoning).


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Online learning

To face the challenges of online learning, CLAS has self-guided workshops available through the links below.  Each one has step-by-step exercises for learning on line and time management.  No need to sign up; just click and learn.

Learning Online (video)

Learning Online (activity)

Time Management (activity)